(505 ILCS 30/3)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 66.3)
Definitions of words and terms.
When used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) The term "person" means any individual, partnership, corporation
(b) The term "distribute" means to offer for sale, sell, exchange,
give away or barter commercial feed or to supply, furnish or otherwise
provide commercial feed to a contract feeder.
(c) The term "distributor" means any person who distributes.
(d) The term "commercial feed" means all materials,
including customer formula feeds, which are
distributed for use as feed, or labeled with a guaranteed analysis for
use as feed, or for mixing in feed for birds or animals
other than man except:
(1) Whole unmixed seed or grain or physically altered
(e) The term "feed ingredient" means each of the constituent
materials making up a commercial feed.
(f) The term "mineral feed" means a commercial feed intended to
supply primarily mineral elements or inorganic nutrients.
(g) The term "drug" means any article intended for use in the diagnosis,
cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in animals other than
man and articles other than feed intended to affect the structure or any
function of the animal's body.
(h) The term "customer-formula feed" means commercial feed
which consists of a mixture of commercial
feeds and/or feed ingredients each batch of which mixture is mixed
according to the specific instructions of the final purchaser.
(i) The term "manufacture" means to grind, mix or blend or further
process a commercial feed for distribution.
(j) The term "brand name" means any word, name,
symbol, device, or any combination thereof, identifying the commercial feed
of a distributor or manufacturer and distinguishing it from that of
(k) The term "product name" means the name of the commercial feed which
identifies it as to kind, class, or specific use.
(l) The term "label" means a display of written, printed or graphic
matter upon or affixed to the container in which a commercial feed is
distributed, or on the invoice or delivery slip with which a commercial
feed or customer-formula feed is distributed.
(m) The term "ton" means a net weight of 2000 pounds avoirdupois.
(n) The term "per cent" or "percentage" means percentage by weight.
(o) The term "official sample" means any sample of feed taken by the
Director or his agent and designated as "official" by the Director or
(p) The term "contract feeder" means a person who, as an independent
contractor, feeds commercial feed to animals pursuant to a contract
whereby such commercial feed is supplied, furnished or otherwise
provided to such person and whereby such person's remuneration is
determined all or in part by feed consumption, mortality, profits or
amount or quality of product.
(q) The term "seed" means agricultural, grass, vegetable or other
seeds as determined by the Department.
(r) The term "grain" means corn, wheat, rye, oats, barley, flaxseed,
sorghum, soybeans, mixed grain, and any other food grains, feed grains, and
oilseeds for which standards are established under the United States Grain Standards Act.
(s) The term "pet food" means any commercial feed prepared and
distributed for consumption by dogs and cats.
(t) The term "specialty pet food" means any commercial feed prepared and
distributed for consumption by specialty pets.
(u) The term "specialty pet" means any animal normally maintained in
confinement, including but not limited to, gerbils, hamsters, birds, fish,
snakes, turtles, and zoo animals.
(v) The term "animal" means any living creature, domestic or wild, but
does not include man.
(w) The term "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of the
State of Illinois.
(x) The term "Director" means the Director of the Department of
Agriculture of the State of Illinois or duly authorized representative.
(Source: P.A. 87-664.)